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A Ukulele Christmas

December 1, 2016 Leave a comment

A couple of years ago, I did a silly little home recording of Christmas songs, all on the ukulele. It was a fun project, so I put it up on noisetrade for free:

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Give it a listen this Christmas season, and if you feel inclined to tip $2, maybe I’ll change the strings on the old use sometime soon!

 

 

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60+ performers, 12 nations, 8 languages, 1 song

March 11, 2016 4 comments

There are lots of projects that get me excited, but this one was a once in a lifetime opportunity. This music video is one of my proudest creative achievements to date.

You could say that it was 20 years in the making. I wrote this song from the shortest chapter in the Bible when I was in high school. My band used to play it occasionally in youth group, but we didn’t do too much with it. Years later I ended up recording it myself in a home studio project, but I didn’t really like how it came out. Now fast forward to a couple of years ago.

I work as the video editor for the U.S. office of GNPI (www.gnpi.org). We have video-savvy people in strategic places all over the world. My fun little song says, “Praise the Lord all you nations…” It seemed like the perfect time to use the song to the fullest potential, using the vast network of international producers now at my disposal! I pitched the idea to our creative team and then to the executive team. It was a big project. Some called it EPIC! After nearly a year of planning, six months of work from 12 nations and eight languages around the world, this music video is now being released!

We hope it brings smiles to many faces and a small glimpse of Revelation 7:9, “…a vast crowd, too great to count, from every nation and tribe and people and language, standing in front of the throne and before the Lamb.”

If you like the video, would you help us by sharing it with your friends? We’ve also created a behind the scenes video with details about those who participated in the project. If you’d like to see more of that backstory, check this out short video:

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Great is Thy Faithfulness

My sister is getting married today. I’m excited for her! God IS faithful.

I’ll be playing this song at the wedding while her friend sings it. It’s a great hymn! A classic.

Here’s a little video I shot over a lunch break to show her friend the arrangement. I think sometime in the future I might want to do another home studio recording of an album or EP of pure hymns.

A Pro’s Pro

photo (20)Meet Felipe. I first met Felipe at an Asado Chileno (Chilean BBQ). He is a vital part of the NOMaD team that I went down to train for video. I really enjoyed my time spent with him and am glad he’d pick me up in the mornings and save me a 20 minute walk!

I was introduced to his music that first night. He is a professional musician. He plays guitar for a band called “Carnada” which has a following and gets radio play in Chile. His brother is the singer of the band.

I was impressed that while these guys have this musical outlet and are pros in the biz, they also play at their church. Felipe guitar and his brother plays the drums. The music was great as he is a pro’s pro! His editing skills also are very good.

In fact, they did their own music videos. Check it out!

 

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Darrell Evans “O What a Wonder” (Live)

November 17, 2014 Leave a comment

Darrell Evans is one of the great worship leaders of our time. I’ve listened to his songs for a long time now and every time I’ve seen him live, there are some amazing times of intimate worship. Last night was no exception. The venue was different. It was a house concert, and everyone present knew each other. I only knew Darrell, but these kind folks welcomed me in as family. We ate finger foods and then sat down in the living room, and then here’s a sample of what happened… (3:50 is my favorite part of this video)

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Jesus, Friend of Sinners

“Break our hearts for what breaks Yours”

This is a video I put together for GNPI before being hired. Since joining the team, we’ve acquired a license to stream the music video. If you like Casting Crowns, be sure to check out our version of “Jesus, Friend of Sinners.” If you like it or if it convicts you in any way, please share it with your friends.

Another Hallelujah

January 27, 2012 Leave a comment

Here’s a little cover song. This year I’ve made it a point to play more ukulele. Last month I recorded a whole Christmas album with this fun little instrument and called it “Christmas Uke“.

This is a lovely melody which so many people have come to know. Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” has been covered by lots and lots of people. I find it funny that it’s known as the “Shrek Song”.

Lincoln Brewster rewrote some lyrics and turned it into a song of worship to God. I’ve chosen to play this version. The word “hallelujah” basically means “Praise the Lord”. May He be praised in my rendition of this song.

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